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The Sheika

Population17.708 billion

LeaderSupreme Commander Long


The Militaristic Federation of The Sheika is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Supreme Commander Long with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cheerful population of 17.708 billion Sheika are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantis. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Sheikan economy, worth a remarkable 2,544 trillion Cubits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 143,683 Cubits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, Sheikan tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, and the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Sheika's national animal is the Chimera, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Sheika is ranked 149,766th in the world and 27th in Absolution for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -691.98 on the Hayek Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 424thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 561stSafest: 750thMost Advanced Public Education: 992ndMost Influential: 1,349thMost Efficient Economies: 1,350thMost Stationary: 1,503rdTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,574thMost Developed: 1,578thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,579thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,763rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,030thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,224thHealthiest Citizens: 2,295thLargest Governments: 2,416thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,483rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,565thLowest Crime Rates: 3,181stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,264thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,423rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,638thMost Cultured: 3,819thSmartest Citizens: 3,966thBest Weather: 4,173rdHighest Economic Output: 4,300thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,861stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,960thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,533rdLargest Populations: 6,752ndMost Secular: 7,477thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 7,771stNicest Citizens: 8,537thMost Inclusive: 9,372ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,605thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,097thHighest Average Incomes: 13,641st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionTop
Safest: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Sheika voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
  • : The Sheika lodged a message on the Absolution Regional Message Board.
  • : The Sheika created a new poll in Absolution: "Reducing Food Waste".
  • : The Sheika was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : The Sheika was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : The Sheika was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : The Sheika voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Treatment of the Deceased".
  • : The Sheika created a new poll in Absolution: "Treatment of the Deceased".
  • : The Sheika lodged a message on the Absolution Regional Message Board.
  • : The Sheika was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 12 » Unikon, Beedward, Mexican Liberation, Gaspacia, Dialland, Riecham, Freeoplis, Nerosina, Atlantigria, Anglii, Kalts, and Robert Hawkins.

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